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ME Sample Plan of Study

The ME master’s program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load.  Below is an example POS for the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME). Your plan of study will vary based on your interests and needs.

Degree Objective:  MS - Non-Thesis 
Degree:  MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING : NON-THESIS (MSME) 
Area of Specialization:  MNFG & MATERIALS PROCESSING 
Expected Completion:  December 2018

Plan of Study Courses
CourseTitleCreditsSemester
MSE 59700 LEAN MANUFACTURING 3 Spring 2014
MA 52700 ADVANCED MATHEMATICS FOR ENGRS & PHYS 1 3 Fall 2014
MA 52800 ADVANCED MATHEMATICS FOR ENGRS & PHYS 2 3 Spring 2015
ME 55700 DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY 3 Fall 2015
ME 57100 RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN 3 Spring 2016
MSE 51200 POWDER PROCESSING 3 Fall 2016
ME 55900 MICROMECHANICS OF MATERIALS 3 Spring 2017
IE 57000 MANUFACTURING PROCESS ENGINEERING 3 Fall 2017
ME 55300 PRODUCT AND PROCESS DESIGN 3 Spring 2018
IE 57900 DESIGN AND CONTROL OF PRODUCTION AND MAN 3 Fall 2018

Degree Objective:  MS - Non-Thesis
Degree:  MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING : NON-THESIS (MSME)
Area of Specialization:  N/A
Expected Completion:  May 2016

Plan of Study Courses
CourseTitleCreditsSemester
MA 51100 LINEAR ALGEBRA APPL 3 Fall 2012
ME 50500 INTERMED HEAT TRANSFER 3 Fall 2012
ME 56200 ADVANCED DYNAMICS 3 Spring 2013
ME 57000 MACHINE DESIGN 3 Fall 2013
IE 57400 IND ROBTC FLEXBL ASMBY 3 Spring 2014
STAT 51100 STATISTICAL METHODS 3 Fall 2014
ME 55300 PRODUCT AND PROCESS DESIGN 3 Spring 2015
IE 53000 QUALITY CONTROL 3 Fall 2015
EE 59500 ELECTROMECHANICS 3 Spring 2016
ME 57100 RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN 3 Spring 2016